In One-Minute Mindfulness, Simon Parke uses stories and simple thoughts to help us see through clear eyes how we can return to the present moment and remain there. This subtle change can be startlingly healing, bringing peace into every area of our lives, allowing us to live freely and fully, and to honour what is true for each of us. Both inspiring and practical, this book is for anyone who wants to come home to themselves.
I haven’t read any books before by Simon Parke and I am always a bit sceptical of books with the term mindfulness, as I always feel that the concept is beyond me and hard to grasp.
Upon reading the book from cover to cover, I found that my attention was not broken, mainly because each page was a story or collection of situations on which to reflect, with each chapter addressing human emotions such as anger, despair, letting go and forgiveness. Thus making each page a mini meditation and suitable to open anywhere and gain some balanced insight.
I can’t proclaim to have understood every one of the stories or situations told but maybe that’s because it wasn’t relevant to me at the time. I often quote those that I did, and feel that it’s a sign of a good book.
Even though not a dedicated follower of any Eastern philosophy, I do enjoy a good thought provoking story and this book I managed to read in four days flat. For me a record and testimonial to this books easy reading ability.
I highly recommend “One minute Mindfulness: How to Live in the Moment” to anyone who wants an easily accessible reminder and pleasant relief from those mundane thoughts of everyday life and future goals.